Pak-Afghan Border Fencing Has Commenced: Pak Army Chief

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Islamabad: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that fencing on the Pak-Afghan border has commenced.

“The border areas of Bajaur and Mohmand agencies will be given first priority as they are high-threat zones,” the Dawn quoted an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement as saying.

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The statement added that additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance.

The army chief said that efforts are being made to “evolve a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities”.

General Bajwa was on a visit of the border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai agencies. He was also given a detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts.